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Wild flower stage by Shoko-Cosplay Wild flower stage by Shoko-Cosplay
Hi :heart:
This is my latest costume.
I began in 2009 my Cover girl from Wild flower, the second art book from talentued Shunya Yamashita.

This costume wasn't very easy because it's a cut plan of the high of the girl, I should create the under design for the armors, the sword and the back.
The difficulty was to create something in the Shunya's design from myself <_<
And yes, it was very hard to elaborate something in his style.

The sword was a challenge with the fine details on it.I spend long months of work.

The painting was hard too because I wanted to create relief, not only a " black costume", so i used black, grey and purples tones.
The wig was a cut and assembly of two ( my wig from rathian monster hunter and a blue for Rei Ayanami).I create shading in purple and light blue, and the little flowers in foam ( creamousse in french).
The beads are from an old jewel in plastic.

I was surprise by the result last day. The contrast between colors, the result of armors... it was a big big surprise for me.
I was ( and it is very rare) happy of myself.

The most beautiful thing was the prize I won, I was sure it will be my friend in his freaking skull knight armor...so, when I eared my name I just can\'t believe it, I won a sewing machine, I was so happy I though I just cry u____u
My own sewing machine was cheap and burned around the light.
So, I feel so happy, it was like a dream!

I really enjoy Shunya Yamashita, I was very happy to do this costume, I like the colors, the feminine aspect of the armor... I spend a great time with all my friends, so thank you very much >o<
it's the best christmas gift I can received!

Photo by Nakana
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BorgBoy7 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice attention to detail, and congrats on the win!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much ^^  I was so happy to win a sewing machine! I planned to do a photoshoot of this costume because I only have few pictures.Let's see this summer what we can do for " wild flower" :)
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Sylwanyth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I totally LOVE IT *Q* !!!
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ym-graphix Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOVELY...as usual !
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Merci :)
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Silverbleed Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Wow this outfit is really amazing craftmansship! Beautiful!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you **
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pure-faces Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazingly awesome!

You're so beautiful and that armor looks perfect on you!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very muchhhh :rose: it is really kind! I really wish to do another Shunya yamashita's girl as cosplay :)
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OttotheConfused Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wicked Cool!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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weirdtakoyaki Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Artist
gorgeous! i'm planning on making this too, could you please let me know how you made the bra? Did you just paint over an exsisting bra then add the details, or is the base craft foam?
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
One of the best armors I have ever seen:
Highlights:
1) Details on neck/shoulder piece, shadows on the inside;
2) Armband and leggings polish;
3) Sword ornaments

PS Hair and Make-up, fantastic...

Questions:
1) Materials?
2) Easy to get in/out?

Congarts
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I really appreciate it, you noticed all little details ^^

I used foam sheet ( EVA) with 1 cm et 0.5 mm diameter. Glue, coating, air spray for car as painting.
It is comfortable and easy to wear ^^ but the bust is in two parts ( one part front, one on back) I can't put it alone ^^'
It was the only way for having the most accurate with the original illustration.

For the wig, it is two wigs assembly ( sew) together with 2 different painting on them ( light blue, and purple).The flowers are in minimousse (0.2mm) I follow a tutorial for " make your own paper flower", it was just some tips for inspire me for having the good shape with my minimousse.I paint them with acrylic perlized.The little balls are in FIMO, glowing in dark :)

It was a very long job ( 2009 to end 2011) but I am happy of the result, it is very rare for me for being satisfied of my work ^^'

The make up was important too, I wanted a grey/bleuish like in the illustration, in adequation with the wig colors.

And, for effects, it was not a hard job, I am a garage kit builder, my other hobby is to paint figures ^^ I learned by myself ho to do effects on reliefs.

Thank you for your message it is important to see real vision of my work ^^
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Opening statements:

If you dig a little you can find awesome cosplays and dedicated cosplayers pushing the envelope one step higher. Each cosplay adds something extra in your toolbox and that will serve you, one way or another, on your next assignment. So, you can see the complete evolution of a cosplayer over the years. I am used to that and to WCS events,and I also have a few friends that won that particular event and I can tell you, it is tough.

What I like about cosplays:

Complexity. The more intricate the better. The Devil is in the details, and the passion and craftsmanship too. Ok girls, in latex are fun to watch :) but every once in a while you came across a cosplay that hits you like a punch in the guts. The WOW factor goes off the scale and that's what gives me the thrills, chills and kills. You can't hardly wait to see what that cosplayer will cook up next. You have beautiful cosplays of Menace and Gally but I think this one set a new world record.

In a nutshell:

You are an exceptional cosplayer and an interest person to talk to. Even tough, technically, I should be working right now. Hope talking to ya some other time...

Congrats for the cosplays...
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am agree ^^ you feel the good spirit of cosplay.
I follow lot of cosplayers and I like to see how they can go to massive evolution!

I know WCS too, my friends were the french selectives last year, I was really happy for them, it was their dream, they tried 4 or 5 times to be selective.Their last tentative was a success and they show me many pictures, films, about the ambiance here in Japan.It seems really positive and unique moment!

About complexity, I admire too, even a costume who seem " easy" need lot of work and efforts.
My most complicated costume was Gabranth, I spend 6 full months of work on it.
My record of work was for Wild flower.I began it in 2009, finished it in end 2011.I wasn't again sure of myself so I waited to get more foam skill for finish it without regrets.

The costume I work actually took me 5 months.I will wear it this summer, it look " easy", but is is more difficult than Gabranth because it is 50 armors/50 sewing, and full of details. It is thefirst time I work on this kind of costume and, it is really hard as hell.

But, I do that for love of the character.I like to put my best for make honor to the character I love.It is always difficult, even small costumes give me difficulties, but is is good because I learn a lot with those difficulties :)

Thank you again for your long and interesting opinion ^^
regards!
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
How do you chose the next cosplay? This armor is one of the best I've ever seem, was it difficult to assemble all the pieces together?
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I choose with my heart, always a character I like and know well.I can't do cosplay if I have no passion for the character or just because the " design is awesome", I prefer put passion in a character I appreciate a lot =)

It was not really complicated to assembly the pieces, but curve all relief was really long and difficult ^^'
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
You did a great job...hope you continue listening and sewing with your heart at the tip of your fingers because the results are out if this world.
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many thanks, I will do my best :D !! :rose:
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prosperouscheat Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
This is a really impressive - the level of detail on the armor and sword is amazing. The purple accents are a nice touch and seem to make the details stand out more. It looks fantastic and I'm not surprised that you won a prize for it.
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much ^^ for the moment, it is the costume I put the much time on it.When I began it, I wasn't so " skilled" than today, so I made a pause for lot of practise on easier costumes, and in end 2011 I decided to finish it and it was really easier than in 2009!
I won experience in painting too, and cutter skills.The reliefs were easier to do in conception :)
I really thank you for your kind comment :rose:
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Awesome! One of the best I've ever seen.
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :heart: it is really kind.
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
You did an incredible work. Not to mention the details and craftsmanship. I gotta say that I have a soft spot for woman + armors.
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I understand your opinion, I like typical warrior girls too ^^' Hope you will like my next projects =) Thank you very much!!
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Sure I will...
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Neko-Trash Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ouah je suis contente que ce soit une française, j'en ai marre d'écrire en anglais alors que je ne suis nulle dans le domaine! lol

Excellent cosplay, absolument magnifique, je trouve cela incroyable de réussir de tels résultats par seulement ses dix doigts...
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Je ne suis pas douée non plus pour l'anglais ^^' je t'avoue que du coup ce que j'écris n'est pas très abouti xD en tout cas ça fait vraiment plaisir de lire tes commentaires ^^ merci merci!! Ca donne envie de continuer à se dépasser pour faire au mieux à chaque nouvelle réalisation, et ne pas baisser les bras en cas de démotivation! :heart:
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Neko-Trash Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha mais au moins tu écris tout de toi-même, non? (Moi je m'aide des traducteurs... Bouh je sais, c'est mauvais lol).

Merci à toi surtout, j'ai hâte de pouvoir contempler vos nouvelle réalisations!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
J'essaye mais des fois je vérifie si ce que j'écris est correct via les traducteurs ( heureusement qu'ils existent) ^^''

Merci encore pour tes compliments ça nous fait très plaisir!:rose:
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zarbou Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Salut Shoko,
J'ai déjà dit tout le bien que je pensais de ton talent et je ne pourrais pas faire mieux... Mais quand même, ce costume est superbement réalisé (et porté), ressemblant, très détaillé et coloré, les détails qui tuent : Les petites plumes, le pommeau de l'épée, etc...
Bref, une technique sans faille et un résultat extrêmement joli. Encore une preuve que t'es la meilleure !
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Merci Zarb c'est très gentil ^^ il a été super long et déprimant, au final j'ai un drole de ressenti sur le costume pourtant, j'étais contente du résultat, je n'aurais jamais fait mieux en 2009 c'est certain.... en tout cas ça me fait très plaisir ^^ merci :heart:
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I could have sworn I commented on this, as I remember seeing it before :O But either way, really amazing costuming! You look fantastic :D
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ow it is really kind, thank you very much ** I hope to publish news pictures of the costumes when the photographer send me the set ^^
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Nandac9 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Seriously,
this is the most amazing costume I´ve ever seen.
I´m your huge fan
Pyon that showed me your cosplay photos *-*
Keep the amazing job *OOO*
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I feel really honored, thank you so much for your kind comment ^^ it is so kind!
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Ninax-C Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Je t'ai vu a Paris Cosplay, tu as fais un travail magnifique *w*

C'est juste sublime, bravo *w*
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Merci beaucoup, c'est très gentil >3<
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ZazMan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Amazing job :) Really impressive work, My compliments to you and everyone involed with the photo
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, I really appreciate ^^
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ZazMan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
:)
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Lady-Rain-Of-Sorrow Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really AMAZING!!!! What materials did you use to make the armor and sword?
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^ I wrote in the description the material used :3
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squidflakes Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
What sort of material did you use for the armor?
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InfectedGuili Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
**ne dis rien et cherche sa machoire qui vient de glisser sous la commode après s'être déboitée**
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^' *relève Guili*
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Rinoa-Lockheart Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
ABSOLUTLY AWESOME
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks ^^ :heart:
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Rinoa-Lockheart Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Np! only telling the truth ^__^
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